Check out my easy Easter fruit basket as a fun way to serve up a fruit tray this Easter. Festive, healthy, and loaded with fun and creative Easter shaped fruit that is so delicious.
I love making the most out of the holidays, without breaking the bank. Here is a super simple and fun way you can serve fruit up to your kids or bring it to a family dinner! Watch everyone dig in, for this Easter shaped fruit.
Easter Fruit Basket
Essentially you could do this for any holiday! Just grab the right cookie cutters and create a fun and festive healthy dessert or snack for your family, kids, or guests.
What Fruits Work For Making Fruit Basket
So you want fruit that you can thinly slice and then use the cookie cutters to slice in and create the Easter shapes. I used watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.
Other fruits will work depending on how large or small your cookie cutters are. If you do something like an apple make sure to coat in lemon juice or soak in lemon-lime soda to prevent browning of the fruit.
Best Shapes To Make
Any springtime shapes will work. Cross, flowers, Easter bunny, butterflies, etc. I found this Easter cookie cutter kit that has quite a few good ones to consider.
Now if you are doing this for any holiday or just as a dessert to gift to loved ones, any shapes work! Get creative and have fun making a custom fruit basket.
Variations To Fruit Basket
Dipped Fruit | You could easily use a candy melt to dip part or all the pieces of the fruit in chocolate. White chocolate, dark, or use colored candy melts for a festive look. Add some sprinkles for even more fun.
Platter | Consider an Easter platter and then pair with a fruit dip. This is a delicious way to serve up your fun shaped fruit for a cute presentation value.
If you want to make this in advance make sure to store your fruit in the refrigerator covered in a container or with plastic wrap. I would recommend not making this too far in advance as you don’t want your fruit to dry out or become too soggy. Freshly cut fruit is always best.
Tips On Cutting Fruit
- Thinly slice your fruit, and try to get even layers of sliced fruit.
- Place the cookie cutter where it covers the whole area not getting the rind of the fruit.
- Try different sizes and shapes of cutters for different types of fruit.
- Using a really sharp knife is key to getting clean layers of fruit.
Fruit for Basket
- Honeydew melon
- Other assorted fruit as desired,
- Cut slabs of the fruit 1/2" thick or as thick as your cookie cutter will cut, and then cut out the different Easter shapes with cookie cutters.
- We used a bunny, a cross, a flower, and a butterfly. Any springtime shapes will do!
- Arrange the fruit in an Easter basket and add small berries for added color, if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g